2016 Moira Pinot Noir

2016 Moira Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes

A rich, fruity nose conveys strawberry jam, rhubarb, blackberry and spicy hints of cinnamon and anise.  A taste finds the wine firm and round, with flavours of sour cherry, blueberry, cranberry and lingering oak-vanilla.

Picked at the Moira Vineyard on September 15th as grape sugars averaged 21° Brix.

At harvest, most of the fruit was destemmed and crushed.  A small portion (10%) was held back for whole-cluster fermentation.  Primary fermentation using indigenous yeast lasted 15 days. 

The wine was transferred to one, two and three-year-old French oak barrels to complete malolactic fermentation and age for nine months.

At the time of bottling, August 2017, the wine was measured at 12% alcohol, 0 grams per litre residual sugar, 5.5 grams per litre titratable acidity and 3.64 pH.

Only 50 cases were produced. Enjoy now to 2028.

Food Companions:

Try with a New York steak, wild boar, barbequed salmon or roasted veal.
Serve near 14° C.